Regis team set to spend a week in Europe playing, sightseeing and giving back

May 20, 2018

The Regis University women’s volleyball team is going abroad.

Beginning on May 25, the team will leave for a week-long European tour where they will play several friendly matches, take in the culture and lead a free volleyball clinic for girls between the ages of 12-16 near Pordenone, Italy. The team has worked four years to hit its goal of $80,000 to make this trip possible.

“We couldn’t have done this without the generosity and help of the many people who donated their time and dollars,” said volleyball coach Joel List. “With a mix of small fundraising projects over the last four years, a collaboration with University Advancement, a Go Fund-Me campaign and proceeds from local businesses such as Whit’s Frozen Custard and Atomic Cowboy, our girls were given the opportunity of a lifetime.”

For the next week and a half, the Rangers women’s volleyball team will travel to Portugal, Spain and end their time in Italy. This will be the third foreign trip the team has taken, once in 2010 and again in 2014.

“I cannot put into words how excited I am about this trip,” said Maddie Labor, a sophomore and defensive specialist. “It makes it even more special that I am able to go with all 14 of my best friends and play the sport I love. It’s an opportunity I wouldn’t trade for the world.”

You can follow them on their travels via the team’s official social media channels (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) using the hashtags #roaminrangers18 and #foreignboogie. They will be posting daily updates, videos and a travel blog.

Regis University is a premier, globally engaged institution of higher learning in the Jesuit tradition that prepares leaders to live productive lives of faith, meaning and service. Regis University has four campus locations in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs. For more information, visit www.regis.edu.